USFMEP GA 68 Panel on Traditional Values-Culture-Womens Rights

 The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Instruments and Structures, Special Procedures Mandate Holders, and Treaty Bodies, have published multiple texts that emphasize the importance of ensuring that \”traditional values\” are not elevated above universal human rights standards. They have highlighted the use of such terms to justify the marginalization of minority groups and for maintaining gender-based inequalities, discrimination and violence, and the corresponding need to position these terms within a human rights context.